3M Volunteer of the Month – February
Our 3M Volunteer of the Month for February comes with a proficient resume. Chatham, Ontario native, William Lindsay, has gained a tonne of experience by working a number of various other sporting events during his volunteering career. At just 29 years old, William has worked at two Olympics Games. In 2010 he worked at Canada Olympic House during the Vancouver Games and just this last summer he was over in London, England, for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games, also working at Canada Olympic House. Recently, he has volunteered at the 2013 Canadian Tire National Championships in Mississauga, Ont., 2012 Skate Canada International in Windsor, Ont., and the 2005 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Kitchener, Ont.
William is looking forward to adding to his skill bank here in London, “I have learned so much from the experiences I have been fortunate to be a part of. I want to share my skills, and continue to learn from each new event I attend.”
Equipped with a background as a judge, evaluator, and technical specialist, William will fit perfectly into his role as Ice Captain. “One skill that is unique to me is my skating background as a competitor and official. I understand how important it is to have a great group of volunteers running an event from both of these perspectives,” added William.
William’s love of the sport began at age nine and it was watching the 1994 Olympic Games that cemented his admiration for the sport. He went on to compete at the 2006 and 2007 Canadian Figure Skating Championships in senior men’s and has even trained with some of the Canadian competitors that are competing this week, including Canadian pair champion Eric Radford.
Keeping a busy schedule by working on his B.Sc. in Honours Science at the University of Waterloo, teaching at St. Clair College, and working in a local restaurant does not leave William a lot of time, but having the world’s best figure skaters in his backyard was not something he wanted to miss out on.
“With World's being only an hour from my hometown, I decided this was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. It is not very often that we have this calibre of skating so close. I have watched World's on TV for many years and I am looking forward to experiencing it firsthand. I am excited to play a small role in the imminent success of the event.”
Skate Canada is thrilled to have William on our 3M Volunteer Team. With his passion and drive for the sport community and his extensive background in skating we’re looking forward to having William in London, as well as at future events.